We currently partner with multiple animal rescue organizations for a community-based approach to reducing the overall euthanasia rates of homeless animals and solving the stray dog crisis on the island. We support low-cost spay & neuter programs to mitigate the problem from the start, but we also work to adopt out homeless animals across the entire United States.
Our goal for this year is to make Chicago an adoption hub for the Midwest, as many of the current adoption hubs are based on the East Coast. Help us raise funds to make a Chicago adoption hub a reality!
On average it costs nearly $1000 to get a stray dog from Puerto Rico (a "sato") to the United States - this is after vaccinations, de-worming, paperwork, and expensive flights. Adoption fees do not cover all of these costs, so this fundraiser will cover the beginning steps in getting dogs on their Freedom Flights and in to their forever homes. This fundraiser will also cover the costs of airline approved travel crates, which will go back and forth between Puerto Rico and Chicago.
Join us in our goal of walking 2,073 miles outside as a community during the month of August (the distance a sato will fly from SJU to ORD on their Freedom Flight!) OR sponsor a walker and pledge to donate for every mile walked!
How does it work?
If you'd like to join Miles for Miles as a walker, sign up below!
After you sign up, we will email you a link to your PERSONAL fundraising page.
Share your page with friends, family, co-workers, etc. and ask them to PLEDGE on your behalf. They can specify a dollar amount PER mile that you walk OR they can make a flat donation.
If you want to make your miles REALLY count, download the WoofTrax app! You DON'T need to walk with a dog for your miles to count, but feel free to add your dog(s) if you have one. For the rescue that you'd like to benefit, search under New Jersey for Punta Santiago Dogs. The app will track your miles for you each time you sign in AND will donate.
Track your miles each week via our Google Sheet [we will remind you at the end of each week to input your miles!]
At the end of the fundraiser, we will enter your total miles walked, and collect payment from your pledges.
Tip: It is never too late to get someone to pledge or make a donation, though we do encourage trying to gather pledges at the start! Donors are more likely to donate if they see other people donating on your page.
**CONTEST: Two lucky participants will win a $50 Moyo Village credit (good towards an upcoming Volunteer Trip or any of our Merch!) Win by raising the MOST funds at the conclusion of the fundraiser OR by walking the MOST miles. Good luck!**
feel free to use these images on Instagram and Facebook when sharing this fundraiser. don't forget to tag @moyovillage
don't want to walk and Just want to donate?
Visit our fundraising page at: http://app.99pledges.com/fund/moyovillage